Jose Lopez (left side) started taking batting practice against a pitching machine (fastballs and curves) today.
"I feel no pain, I am good. I swung the bat at eighty to ninety percent," said Lopez.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/9/2013
Hector Luna (left knee) did not participate in workouts at Okinawa on Monday. The team announced today that he will have the knee examined at a hospital in Nagoya on Wednesday. He did not make the starting line-up against the Hanshin Tigers tonight, but was listed as being available on the bench.
Kazuo Matsui was removed on defense in the 9th inning of tonight's game against Nippon Ham after he tweaked his right hamstring while trying to stretch a single out to a double in the bottom of the 8th -- Shohei Otani threw out Matsui at second. He is considered day-to-day.
Source: Sports Hochi 7/9/2013